Howard Johnson Business Club Hotel Shanghai has opened. This is the 21st Howard Johnson hotel in China.
The hotel is located in the business centre and shopping area of Shanghai; within 15 minutes walk from the People’s Square and the shopping, business and entertainment areas of Nanjing and Huaihai Roads.
There are 334 guest rooms and suites. Important is that they all have broadband Internet connection. This is a MICE hotel in that there are 125 square meters meeting space including 3 multi-function rooms. And there is a fitness centre, an in-door swimming pool and tennis court.
Howard Johnson is one of the great evocative names in hospitality. Known as HoJo’s by almost everyone, there is a network of more than 500 hotels in 22 countries and territories.
It was acquired by Wyndham Worldwide, one of the largest hospitality companies in the world. In China the company arrived in July 1999 and there are now two Howard Johnson hotels in Beijing, nine in Shanghai plus Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Chongqing and Xi’an. About 40 hotels will be opened in Tianjin, Xinjiang, Changsha, Hefei and Shenyang in the next three years.